Shows Intro

Bill Moyers has produced hundreds of hours of television in his forty-plus year career. Watch this space for new archived video and transcripts on an on-going basis. For a complete list of every Bill Moyers program, view our timeline of productions.
  • A compelling assertion – “philosophy is everybody’s business” – opens the exploration of Western Civilization’s greatest ideas, as Mortimer J. Adler, leads an exploration with journalist Bill Moyers of truth, beauty, goodness, liberty, equality and justice, in this six-part series. (1982) Continue reading

  • This four-part documentary series explores violence by and against young people, with special focus on how different communities are working together to keep their children safe. (1995) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers delivers a series of nine half-hour programs in the series Sounds of Poetry featuring readings and conversations with the poets at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. The programs highlight each poet in performance and in conversation. (1999) Continue reading

  • At a Vermont conference, voices from the world’s major religions– including The Dalai Lama, Sallie McFague, Audrey Shenandoah, Ismar Schorsch, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and Ronald Engle — address our responsibilities to the environment. (1991) Continue reading

  • This three-hour special event, including a live 60-minute call-in, examined the controversy in college sports that is still relevant today. (1991) Continue reading

  • The dramatic story of two blue-collar Milwaukee families over two decades. As they struggle to find their place in the new economy, living from paycheck to paycheck through good times and bad, the Neumanns and Stanleys confront choices for themselves and their families that have far-reaching consequences for the American way of life. (2000) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers investigates the cultural, historical and political heritage of the Arab world in five half-hour conversations with leading writers, thinkers and experts. (1991) Continue reading

  • A documentary investigation into the role of public relations, advertising and lobbying during the health care debate, raising important questions about how democracy works. (1994) Continue reading

  • This 60-minute special documents the major crises facing our country at a time when the media and political world were distracted with matters abroad. (1991) Continue reading

  • The magic of the spoken word takes center stage in this exhilarating eight-part series that showcases contemporary poets and their work. Produced by David Grubin, 18 writers – including greats such as Robert Bly, Adrienne Rich, and Gary Snyder – join Bill Moyers in lively conversation, and share the experience of hearing them read aloud before a live audience. (1995) Continue reading

  • Studs Terkel and Bill Moyers mark the life of John Henry Faulk, the blacklisted Texas humorist who was a champion of the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights. (1990) Continue reading

  • The filmmaker discusses his efforts to tell old myths in new ways, the role of faith in his life and the influence of his mentor, Joseph Campbell. (1999) Continue reading